Heathrow Express rolls out mobile ticketing


Heathrow Express rolls out mobile ticketing

Antony Savvas

The Heathrow Express train service has launched a mobile ticketing system using the first implementation of Atos Origin's AVANTIXMetro platform.

Passengers on the Heathrow Express between Paddington and Heathrow Airport can now have their tickets sent directly to a mobile phone or PDA, so they do not have to queue to collect tickets at the station before they travel.

The system allows passengers to book online through the Heathrow Express website. When making a booking, customers can opt to receive either a bar-coded e-ticket that is registered to their mobile phone, or a self-print version of the ticket.

Both types of ticket are then scanned and validated on-board the train. Paper tickets can still be purchased on the train.

The ticket reader used by train staff is built on the Casio IT-3000 platform, which is equipped with a printer and support for Bluetooth, infra red, GPRS and WLAN communications.

Mobile phone ticketing predicted to reach 2.6bn users >>

Worldwide mobile payment users will total 33m >>

Email Alerts

Register now to receive ComputerWeekly.com IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting your personal information, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant products and special offers from TechTarget and its partners. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

COMMENTS powered by Disqus  //  Commenting policy